By Clarence Carson and Paul Cleveland
Basic Economics, 4th Ed.
Textbook and Online Course
Equip your students to make the case for free markets and limited government and understand the alternatives.
Basic Economics covers the subject of economics from a natural law perspective. This is unapologetically a different approach than the one taken by most other economics texts. The goal is to understand the universal principles that govern economic activity, understand how they apply to the formation of public policy, and know the history associated with success and failure to do so. This course is not going to teach the math behind economic modeling that is typically covered in Common Core and the AP micro- and macroeconomics tests. Instead it will prepare students to see the limitations of it and understand that there are higher principles than cost/benefit analysis that must be held to in determining public policies.
Basic Economics is a must read! So much of what is taught today as economics is 180 degrees opposite of the truth. It’s all about how you think and this book will make sure you get it right.
–Nelson Nash Originator of the Infinite Banking Concept
A Different approach
Helping You Provide Beacons
Every generation needs fixed beacons to find their way through the storms life will undoubtedly send. We want to help you find ways to pass on changeless truths to the next generation. Too often, Christian approaches to social sciences attempt to take public school designed content and add a few proof texts from Scripture to justify what is taught. Instead, we believe the foundation must be the universal principles God designed to govern a created universe. Discovering and mastering these universal principles will provide priceless tools in their arsenal. They will empower them to see through the faulty reasoning used by politicians, pundits, and the media to manipulate political agendas affecting more and more areas of our daily lives.
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Online Student Course
A one semester course designed to take the student through the textbook along with additional resource material. Online chapter quizzes and quarterly tests are included. Optional modules are included for compiling a personal budget and/or a research project. The teacher will have access to the student’s course progress, quiz and test results through a separate login. The teacher will need to coordinate checking written homework material using the online Teacher’s Guide, and computing course grades.
equipping the teacher
Online Teacher’s Guide
Free to teachers of students who have purchased a new copy of the text from any source. Includes:
- Suggested answers and prompts for Study Guide material from the text
- pdf format quizzes and quarterly tests
- Semester plan for completing the course
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In the simplest terms, economics is a study of the thrifty use of scarce resources to satisfy human wants. God created an orderly universe, and there are discoverable principles that govern how systems operate. Economic principles, so far as they are valid, are universal in their application. That is, they apply to all peoples at all times…
– Chapter 1
Unmasking the Sacred Lies
In this book, Dr. Cleveland clearly lays out the important foundational issues that policy makers sadly miss or deviously seek to mask. He then examines several individual areas including education, the environment, welfare, and business policy revealing the sacred lies we have believed for far too long. The ideas in this book will more than likely challenge your view of what constitutes good public policy.
The Great Utopian Delusion
Individual freedom and liberty are fundamental principles upon which a good society is based. Regrettably, those principles have been under attack for over one hundred years around the globe. The notion that paradise on earth can be achieved by coercive means has led to the spread of tyranny and despotism
Basic American Government
A constitutionally oriented book which includes a valuable and lengthy one chapter description of the nature our government, followed by a history of its founding principles, tracing them from the ancient Hebrews, the Greeks, the Romans, the Medieval and reformation background, and the British sources. From there it describes the making of our national and state constitutions, the 19th century development, and 20th century departures.